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Dental Education Loan Repayment for Service Program Launches Today

January 21, 2015

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Commits $2,000,000 to Fund Newly Created Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Program (DMD) (Minneapolis, MN)  – –   Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation, announces the launch of the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists (DMD) Program: a competitive dental education loan repayment for service program for qualifying […] Read More »

Free Dental Care for Children in Need February 6-7, 2015

January 5, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN)  – –   Free dental care for up to 6,000 children in need will be available at more than 200 dental offices across the state on February 6th and 7th, 2015.   Minnesota dentists will be providing free dental care services for children in need, during the Minnesota Dental Association’s 13th annual Give Kids a […] Read More »

(locked)Focus on Strengths for Greater Practice Health

January 1, 2015

By Matt Swenson From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry As the owner of a dental practice, you, the dentist, are both a leader and a producer — arguably making you the single most important success factor in your practice. You set the tone for your practice’s culture (key word), putting a lot of pressure squarely on your shoulders. If you […] Read More »

(locked)Electrical Pulp Testing: Sources of Error

January 1, 2015

By Jonathan F. Richards, D.D.S., M.S., Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S., and Walter R. Bowles, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Accurate identification and assessment of an inflamed or necrotic tooth is essential for endodontic treatment. The purpose of this research was to investigate possible sources of error associated with the use of […] Read More »

(locked)Using Multiple Bonding Strategies

January 1, 2015

By Thomas D. Larson, D.D.S., M.S.D. From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry There are many ways to bond to tooth structure, some micro-mechanical, some chemical, some a combination. Different dentin bonding materials have different bonding strengths to differently prepared surfaces, and because of differences in their nature, different areas of tooth structure present […] Read More »

(locked)The Changing Face of Heroin Addiction

January 1, 2015

By Nathan Pedersen, D.D.S. From the January-February 2015 Issue of Northwest Dentistry Late last year when Northwest Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board was brainstorming topics to pursue for 2015, one that came to the fore was given the working title “How Do You Recognize a Heroin Addict?”  Discussion produced the set of questions that is the foundation of the following article. Recognizing that […] Read More »

(locked)Replacing Posterior Occlusion in Shortened Dental Arches

November 1, 2014

The following article is based on the 2014 winning CaseCAT (Clinically Appraised Topic) poster presentation from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry program to promote student understanding of evidence-based dentistry and make evidence-based decisions in their clinical practice. In partnership with faculty advisers, dental students ask a focused question based on one of their actual patient scenarios. They evaluate literature for the best evidence, and make clinical judgments and decisions based upon their evaluation. Read More »

(locked)A Balancing Point

November 1, 2014

For 10 years during his tenure as chair of the MDA’s Committee on Constitution,Bylaws and Ethics, Dr. Jack Churchill wrote a continuing feature report for Northwest Dentistry called “What’s a Dentist to Do?”, in the process becoming the de facto “ethics guru” for the dentists of Minnesota and beyond. It is the “beyond” that brings Jack back into our pages for this interview. Read More »